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AUGUST 28, %8l 



1 he aHdrcsscil to 



BI.VE RIDGE UAPT1ST. 

nendersonyille, N. C. 



Western Baptist Convention. 

Elder 1). V,. Nclv.,n, Prcx't, 1 lender- 
11 sonville, N. C. 

Meets in Wavncsville Baptist church 
Thursday before the 3rd Sabbath in 
October, 18S4. 



Mission Board, Ashe vi He, N. C. 

Elders John Mitchell, W. VV. We lls, E. 
J. Morgan, S. J. Morgan, J. M. HHliard, 
J. W. Anderson, N. B. Cobb, L. W. 
S mis, S. H . Harrington, T. M. llonev- 
cntt, S. M. Collis, A. J. Long. and 
Brethren W . D. Justice, Frank P. 
Morgan. J. C. Sains, J. H. Stradlev, C. 
C. Matthews, T. J. Polk, Wl P. 
Southern. J. D. Franks and Joshua 
Franks. 

Sunday-Schooi and Bible Board, Asheville. 
Elder W. W. Wells, C. M. Williams, 
C. 12. Lee, Elder 'J'. M. llonevcutt, W 
T. Bradley, P. R. Young, I. ft. Goren- 
Ho,J. C. Sams, J. ]i. Freeman, J. R. 
Patterson, J . B. Freeman. [. P. Morgan, 
61' Morgan Hill, J. H. Woodward, F. 
Slider and Elder A. I. Justice. 

Education Board, Uenderscnvdle. 

Elders J. B. Boone, G. S. Jones, E. 
Allison, G. W. Brook*. F. M. Jordan, 
J. E. Carter, I). B. Nelson, and tfcreth 
re» Jno. W. Ststnics, G C Briygg, W. 
A. G. Brown and C. M. Pa>ce\ 



DRS. T. R. & J. L. EGERTON, 
Physicians Surgeons, 

IlGELeLeisonville, iT. C, 
Offer their professional services lofche citi- 
/• us of Henderson county. Office over C. 
FeW iVCo's. Drug Store, where they can be 
fmiiwl .luring' the day, unless lirofessionall v 
i 11 u;i -rL <! . Nij'ht calls should he. left at 
Fletcher House. All CHHh left with Dr. C. 
lev will receive prompt attention . 

Diseases peculiar to tcmales ami their treat- 
ment a specialty. 



. t3tf~ Warranty Deeds, Mortgage 
Deeds, Chattel "Mortgages, etc., for 
sale by Ja . I). Davis,, Printer, Ilendcr- 
bonville, N . C. 



<g. cge.^siii'y. 
p-vutt haytp a'^ 
:\ Aii d of <iO«*f 
• not of g roin id oil « 
run - ! can 1 ct>iu b'wl thi 



ill liui'!: 
kef lH< 



hours run away in seeking n part 
of the vineyard where they may 
use their tools. Had half tin 
thought thus vainly spent- beer 
put to the practical purpose of 
immediate service, something 
could and would have come of i: 
If these gentlemen had begun b\ 
qualifying themselves for a posi- 
tion the position would have 
come U> them in due time; and if 
they hail continued to improve 
themselves in the place whereun 
to they hail attained, and had 
they perse veri ugly made the best 
of all opportunities, they would 
have accomplished something, 
and would in 'all probability have 
arisen to a hig her plane of act ion. 
It seems to us to be of the very 
smallest consequence where a 
/fian begins a useful life. Give a 
God-sent preacher a pulpit and a 
covered building to protect the 
people from wind and rain,' and 
he will make his own way. 
Should he be surrounded at the 
outset with all possible aids, he 
ought to succeed, and therefore 
he ought not to be self-satisfied, 
but should aspire to something 
more arduous; for opportunists 
of self-development are evidently 
all the fewer where encourage- 
ments are many and everything 
lies ready to hand. Should a man 
commence life where everything 
is against him, where others" be- 
fore him have seriously failed, 
where there are all the disheart- 
ening omens which predict de- 
feat to himself, it will be all the 
more to bis credit if he prospers, 
and in the process of prospering 
he will acquire strength and wis- 
dom, which will be moie valua- 



to him than the success itself. 
We have known ministers who 
ve begun with the smallest am! 
ovc&i of village churches 
deve a grand life-work; yes, 

I so have others who have 
nmcuccd with no church at 

and have had the honor of np- 
Iding every thing. from a foun 
ion of their own la ving. j\dans 
n owe die grandeur of their , 
:s to ttie&ftrerutiiidoi: < diiKcni- 
• T!HVjJr<t sfcjk which they j 
•p quar>-riKn**SH?*cn co graven j 

II their -names, amUbas von- I 
ed then itflmortal. Ohei tin 1 

left a faniHiis iniiic among I 
tors: but it is possible that if j 
had been appointed to a city j 
ft ft'Ajltd had^aa Mflfefs .-'ed a con - ( 
"" hers in j 
ir hay©' 

8fel : :d'. l#is«>>r'l*t' very 
i'b'i: ::,v l'.u<>. de ts#l\ <.t.he 
ha:. en. so secluded, so 
ed, he hail opportunities 
ing and civilizing and elc- 



\Ve question u there could nave 
been an Oberlin, as he now ex- 
ists in public memory, if theic 
had not been a wild Ban de la 
Roche, to be the dwelling of a 
refined and spiritually-enlighten- 
ed congregation. Let a young 
minister believe that difficulties 
are the raw material of a glorious 
life. With the Bible in his hand, 
love to God in his heart, and die 
Holy Spirit as his power, let him 
regard nothing as impossible. 

The very things which would 
keep off an idler arc attractions 
to the active and earnest servant 
of the Lord Jesus. It was a new 
thing in the world when Fle'tcher 
went to Madely, refusing a far 
belter living because he wanted 
more work and less pay; yet had 
lie not made that choice, Fletcher 
might have always been a saint; 
hut the peculiar saintlessness em- 
bodied in '-Fletcher of Madeley," 
might never have perfumed bi- 
ography. He who would bless 
(he world most fully 1111M culti- 
vate its waste places, and cause 
its deserts to blossom as the rose. 
This, if it be believed, will make 
the competition less keen for the 
apparently advantageous posi- 
tions, and cause the thoroughly 
consecrated to make small ac- 
count of where they shall labor, 
in comparison with how they 
shall give out their strength to 
promote the greater glory of 
God. 

A man takes the position o! 
head gardener where horticulture 
has been carried on to die utmost 
perfection. He reckons upon 
the honor of taking the place of 
Jttiic wl.o made the garden te- 




rtowrted by taking cverjf'pri/.e at' 
floral exhibitions.' He, ought 11 of 
to forget that he has.tn.it u : novvu . 
to keep up. It will heed" daily 
diligence to maintain 't he garden . 
hi its high classed condition; ho 
will be cont'munWy subject iucom- 
parison with his eminent i'.rcde- 
ce-ssor. not always hjs own 
credit; and he must be aft extra- 
ordinary man if he n-div goes 
beyond jhe accomplishments of 
the. man whose place he has 
takeft; yit thi will assuredly ' be 
■ -.pectcib of him; £fo45ugh| to 
make ure of hi* ability before he 
Inters upon such, a- "post. Yet 
many \ oung men wotjW iike'to 
take a pastorate i where every- 
thing is .specially prosperous, 
where the Reaching has been of 
the ran : .t order, the church work 
of a modci kindffcnd the spirhuajg 
tone of the highe.-Tpitch. Wlidp 
better men shrink from enletfrVg, 
the worse are eager to climW g£ ■ 
Competent brethren ay,' "ti J fy 



tions; but there are other 
bid for the place itself, and fa 
that the qualifications will coir 
with it. They have their 
cut out if they are able merely to 
maintain it in giving form to the 
admirable work of those whom 
they succeed and they had need 
put themselves through many 
heart-searching examinations be- 
fore they venture upon the task. 
We all know what became of 
Phajton when his rash hands 
ventured to grasp the reins of the 
chariot of the sun. 

On the other hand, a working 
gardener takes a position at the 
head of affairs where every part 
of the domain has been neglect- 
ed; general mismanagement anil 
ignorance have ruined alike trees, 
anil shrubs, ami flowers; walks 
and lawns are all in disorder. 
We judge bis task to be compar- 
atively, easy, and its immediate 
reward to be manifest. Every- 
thing be does by way of im- 
provement is seen at once; the 
hoe and pruning-kinfe work 
svonders. The order which he 
introduces strikes the attention of 
his master who smiles as he sees 
every day a measure of delightful 
progress. He has the benefit of 
contrast with his- predecessor, 
and probably wins more praise 
than he actually deserves. When 
rich crops reward his toil they 
are enhanced by the remember- 
ance of past years of failure; and 
be himself finds no small pleas- 
ure in seeing how readily nature 
answers to his touch, and re- 
wards his careful attentions. His 

(Continued 011 page S.) 



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CORRESPONDENCE. 



was 

eadv for harvest. At 
invitation jfnout thirty 




I call | 
live." 
a re- 
most efficient pas* 
and pravers; some 



Revival at Cedar Siioai, S. C. 

Five weeks before the revival 
the worthy pastor, Dr. James A. 
Martin, requested all Christians 
to pray for a revival and for the 
salvation of souls. No doubt 
many pravers reached the throne 
of God, for when we met again, 
the 4th Saturday and Sabbath 
•n [uiv. the wheat was ripe and 
the first 
penitertts 

ame forward for prayer. The 
u ■! vsi increased rapidly. Chris- 
— v }-p v i v cd, f o r t v -fi v e 
^*of faith in C/n.st, 
two joined the church. 
«-"'v7^at shall we render to the 
j£ Lord for all his benefits to us?" 
I .'Because he hath inclined his 
ear unto mc therefore will 
upon Him as long as I 
Some ascribe the work as 
suit of their 
tor's labors 

sav it is the result of the glorious 
work of the Sunday-school, while 
other? sav it is in answer to some 
"aithful, burdened Christian's 
oraver. Of course God has 
;se instrumentalities to 
name, but I believe 
set time for "Goers 
visitations" to his people, and he 
lias used these faithful instrumen- 
liilics, but he must have all the 
lory and honor. Would that my 
en might "Crown him Lord of 
.11 " 

"O, for this love let rocks and hills 
'Their lasting silence break, 

And all harmonious human tongues 
Their Savior's praises speak.'' 

The services continued ten days 
1 11U nights. Sometimes there 
A'ould he sixty or seventy-five 
penitents. At the close of the 
meeting there was a large num- 
ber of penitents left. Dr. Martin 
•did most of the preaching; visi- 
ted, talked and worked unceas- 
ngly until almost worn out. He 
was assisted by the excellent ex 
donations, prayers and encour- 
agements of Rev. C. C. Watson, 
the Superintendent of the Sun- 
day-school of this place. He is 
the Pastor's main prop in this 
church. 

l have taken vacation two 
weeks. At Unity, another one 
of Dr. Martin's churches, brother 
D. C. Freeman, who, by the way, 



:t relative of those good sing- 
ing Freemans. at Bear Wallow | 1 
and Fair -View, was cond ucfmaJN 
a service. He.i.s oiae'.of the fiest < I 
singers I ever heard'. 'He is con 
secrated to Christ, and works 
successfully. I spent four days 
enjoyed the service* 
much. This week hack in 1 k>1 
My school increases in number 
and interest. Some of the sweet- 
est children I ever knew are in 
this school. 

Thank you, sister Vola Free- 
man. Yes, I have been well en- 
tertained and so busy! I have 
met many old friends, and found 
new acq uaitances, but never shall 
1 forget my <dd friends in North 
Carolina, who are tried and t$ie. 
Nor shall any paper ever be so 
gladly welcomed by me as the 
.Blue Ridge Baptist. I am 
glad brother Rickman is connect- 
ed with the "paper. He always 
writes success on bis flag. What 
makes sister Lu.la Reed let her 
gifted pen rest. I have looked in 
vain for a leher in the Baptist 
j from her. I feel entirely at home 
among these r warm-hearted 
friends and vvhule : souled Chris 
tians, and 




"The Savior*! 
And sweet/p 
He g en thdM 
For this*»j£S 



ofhws and walks with 1,113 
nyVlunion here have we. 
ts Hie with his hand, 
aspen's border-land ." 

E. II.,. 



Hobbysville, S. C, Aug. 84. 



sect 
gfpfi fy 'his 
ir was his 



'Flic. lsasi<'Se Association ^, 

Met at Locust Old Fields, Hay- 
•vt>o<l county, on A life*)}."* '5- ; M&m 
Introductory sermon by S. n. 
Harrington. 

The body was called to ordei 
by the former Moderator, Elder 
|E. D. Brendle. After devotional 
exercises C. E. Lee and J. G. Pul- 
liam were appointed reading 
clerks. ' 

After reports of churches Elder 
C. *B. Mingus was elected Mod- 
erator and brother Morgan Mease 
Clerk. Correspondents and visi- 
tors responded as follows: Bun- 
combe county Association, C. E. 
Lee, W. W. "Wells, J. G.Pulliam; 
New Found Association, W. O. 
Messer; Enon Association, Ten- 
nessee, A. J. Glasgow; Anson 
Association* N. C., J. P. Boyd; 
Henderson comity, J. B. Boone 
and J. E. Carter; and Elder Kel- 
ley, Georgia. 

Alter appointment of commit- 
tees the body adjourned until 

SATURDAY. 

Thirty minutes were spent in 
singing and prayer. Report on 
Missions considered and col lec- 
tion taken for Highlands church, 
amounting to $31.10. 

Rev. J. B. Boone preached at 
1 1- o'clock, when a collection was 
taken for Warm Springs church, 
amounting to $20.00. 

The afternoon was devoted to 
the discussion of the report on 
Education. A collection was 
taken for Ministerial education at 
Judson College amounting in 
cash and pledges to $92.50. 

SUNDAY MORNING 

The report on Sunday-schools 
was discussed at the stand. The 
preaching was done (on Sundaj) 
bv Elders Kclley. J. E. Carter, 
Blackwood and Ilarriiigloh, 



:i Cai tc; 's sc* 11101; at 
nP>il i ectl<;.n Was t#kenff 
"ijdflr-iobs amounting 
to'fe^OQ/'T^^I.i;. C arter presetted 
.one f-his^&j&Mest sermons, and. 
wit.l^.rc.atS^v.iv^' All the oh- • 
jectirt'i wc hean< to it was that it 
was /./) slwrt^ Jfy night brother 
Harrington .^e'aclu d in the 
church... pb&'Vpi'i'fession was 
made and sever;-! penitents came 
forward for prayer. On 
* jm\. . '. MONDAY ' »i* ".\' v » ' 
The vcport on Periodicals was 
lii.stusse ) apd jj. G. .Pnlbaii: ai- 
!• wei ! time to ta'k'e 'Si 



them in praising fts even blessed 
name. I am your bif.theiy ( - 

( > . #t»s.rKi. cqLyk- ■ 

Bakers ville. Mitcheil.Co.'.' AoV iS. 



Subscriptions 
t" I>iiv'V*Ru>GK ])Ai'r;sr. Re- 
point's oh' Temperance, Gftjincb. 
Extensioh, *Minis*teri;u. Support, 
with oVheYs, were $is£tts$e(H^rd- 
adopted: A'i'feV scleral. resfeJnV 
ti o.us, Sterns of .usiness, &,c% the 
b>u'\ adjourned to nice'. at fftt$r*g 



l^-g,Ja< 

gut 

of die 

esfng 
nun v 
mi ch, 



o*nit\ 



sessnmi, e at; 
prevr-iKCi *nd 
good accdrm>lish'( 



next. An-* 

. nn' i versa ry. 

fi an inter-. 
m 

iwsjost bar.' 



'"t-M.st 



T 



August 19, 18S4. 



_ session of the Mitchell 
;J |v Assotiation. Elder S. M. 
xWiY was elected Moderates- a id 



From lialvt- rs v iilp, 

XI e have just closed a very hai 
moiious 
c< 

ElSSr J. W. Putnam Clerk. 

Ve had a good correspondence 
i !i 2L- sister Associations. Qui* 
Ai^'JIat!' il. '.oin ene .t/fe.nAi 

'^H^WjTucsday before the tmrcv 
Sunday in September, at Little 
Rock Creek chinch, in sight of 
the dwelling of the writer. We 
hope the ministers of the Wes- 
tern Convention will stick down 
a peg in their memory and try to 
be with us: it was so pleasant to 
meet the brethren this year. We 
had Elder A.,C. Farthing from 
Three Fork, Elder R. L. Patton 
from Catawba, Elder J. Miller 
and brother J. P. Morgan from 
Buncombe, and Elders Parson, 
Miller, Collis, Silver, Duncan, 
RatclilY and Robertson from 
black Mountain Association. 
We can't help but exclaim. Be- 
hold how good and how pleasant 
it is for brethren to dwell togeth- 
er in unity. But now it makes 
me feel sad to think we shall nev- 
er meet no more on earth in an 
Association. But we are separ- 
ated, each one to his field of la- 
bor. 

Next Thursday morning T ex- 
pect to leave my peaceful little 
home and dear companion, and 
travel alone to and in my field of 
labor in Ashe and Alleghany 
counties. Brethren and sisters, 
pray for me. As I ride these 
mountains alone my mind is often 
called hack to the dear brethren 
that I have traveled with in gone 
by days. I still hold them dear 
in thy memory; that is Elders 
Morgan, Paterson, Dickson, 
Keith and the Buchanans. But 
they have finished tneir work 
and gone home. Blessed are the 
dead that die in the Lord. I won- 
der sometimes why they were 
taken and I were left. But when 
our work is done our blessed 
Father will call us home to join 



Fraf.n PoJk iP4>uftly. 

On the 3rd itlst. rfi me*tiiVg was 
commenced at White Oak church 
in Polk county, connuctetj bv. the" 
pasfoiv'Rev. T. I^right, assisted 
by Rev. W. T. BJevt&llyn, which 
continued fifteeu.tUiliV, '.and result- 
ed in the conversion f >f sornHB 
twenty 01; more souls. On Sun- ? 
day the 17th there weiie eighteen 
happv converts '•buried with 
Christ by baptism." The meet- , 
ing w as one of deep interest, the 
church was greatly revived and a ; 
deep solemnity pervaded the 
large assembly that were present - 
from day to day, .and we trust 
^tlie e fleets may be feiP.for time to 
dome, A)t the close of the meet- 
ing brother Le welly 11^ preached 
a verit impressive sermon 'to one, 
of the largest congregatijjrKi we 
have ever* seen at thatJJehu 1 ch. 
Brethren Bright, an^.^Mwolly n 
b';»i'<ai en desired themserv'wPto the 
nie'fnberShip of the church and to 
thi^ eoinmn^ufy ,'>y. theit nntirrhg 
'if?\.M Tii to the- -cause of Christ 
31V.U ytheb'." Ip^gffjjpf love arum><"' 
thcpMor IfJ : " & 

A fKeetin'lf^*Fas begun at S^pjet* 
Creek church at 4 o'clock yesiiTjpr- 
day evening by the above men - ' i 
tioned brethren. Three weeks of 
incessant labor has had but jjjttj 
effect upon the physical streri 
pfJhe ministprr who seem fil 
tib'e to the ia»U of" -.11101110" we 




Mi 



W. M. Justice 
Is Spring, N. C, Aug. iS, 'S4 




Rcsoi 11 1 ions. 

The Baptist church at the 
Three Forks in session: 

Whereas, There has been a 
pamphlet published and circulat- 
ed by W. R. Lewis, an excluded 
member of Mount Zion church, 
of a slanderous nature against E. 
F.Jones. Therefore, 

Resolved, That we disbelieve 
and ignore said pamphlet, and 
believe that it was done through 
malice, and for the injury of 
brother Jones. We have known 
Elder E. F.Jones for four or five 
years, and have never known any 
thing derogatory to his Christian 
character. This done by order 
of the church, Saturday August 
2nd. 1SS4. and ordered to be 
printed in the Blue Ridge Bap- 
tist. 

J. M. Brown, 

Ch. eric. 



• NCllOOl 



IWiicon County Sunday' 
Convention 

Will be held with Sugar Fork 
church, commencing at 12 o'clock 
Friday before 3rd Sunday in Sep- 
tember. 

PROGRAMME. 

Introductory sermon by Elder 
May. Subjects for discussion: 
1st. 'TIow and what to teach 
in the Sunday-school." 

2nd. "How are we to get the 
Pastors to take a proper interest 
in Sunday-schools?" 

M. P. Long, 

Sec. 



Soi.ic Kcusous Why our Church- 
es do not Prosper. 

i st. Because there is not enough 
earnest prayer in the church 
and members neglect their duty 
in not attending church. There 
arc some members who go to 
church and instead of going in 
and taking part in worship, 
seat themselves outside and tall* 
• while the minister is preaching. 

2nd. Because she fails to deal 
faithfully with some of her mem- 
bers. One brother is charged 
with a falsehood, and on a bare 
proof as to his guilt the church 
excludes him from her fellowship. 
There is another brother of a lit- 
tie higher standing who is guilty 
' of the same; he is let alone and 
not 'dealt with.' Another has been 
intoxicated: he is let go and not 
"dealt with.'' There is no church 
that will prosper under that way 
of doing business. She is no£ 
strict enough with her members. 

3rd. ^Because the ministers talk 
too much- about their salaries in 
the puloit. If the church fails to 
pay them according to proua'ise 
I let them talk to the deacons abo-it 
it rnd not their congregate, is for 
it has a bad aff-r or toe .people. 

The writ.r haj often heard it 

*i tb'it certain, preachers % wiere 
preaching for the good* of 
, but were just preaching for 

jf^ y B. F, Hays. 

♦Decks Creek, N. C, Aug. iS, 'S4. 
We take exception to the 
V,l)i(^i£is 3rd reason why church- 
. • not prosper. And first we 
think that the Word teaches that 
"They which preach the gospel 
shall live of the gospel. v Then it 
is the duty of the church to pay 
him, and to pay him enough to 
support his family. If they do 
not do so, then the preacher 
should call it to the attention 
of his church. The deacons 
originally were chosen to 
look after the poor and not to 
raise money for the support of 
the ministers. If the church 

• members do not pay their Pastor, 
to their shame, he oeght to call it 
to their attention — in the pulpit if 
necessary, in order to get them 
to do their d.uty in this respect. — 
Ed. 



A hi. .lit; tlie .School*. 

On Thursday, the 14th inst., 
the first visit among the schools 
was made. Antioch, Dist. No. 
21, was chosen as the point of be- 
ginning the work. This school 
is taught by J. C. Wilson. One 
year ajjo, when the same school 
was visited, the outlook was not 
encouraging, though under the 
charge of a jiumbcr one teacher, 
J. O. Fore. That visit was made 
in the early part of the term, as 
was the last. An observation of 
very few minutes made it appar- 
ent that Mr. Fore had accom- 
plislud an excellent work, and 
that Mr. WiKon was following it 
up with an efficiency that prom- 
ises well for the future of the 
school. I apprehend that more 
improvement in a school, in the 
esprit dc corps, in one year is sel- 
dom witnessed. 

Another healthful indication 



was, that the day I was there, the 
Committeemen, and some others, 
met to let out a contract for the 
construction of a black-board and 
some writing-desks. The black- 
board, when finished according 
to the terms of the contract, will 
be the best one in the county. In 
this article of school furniture, 
there is a deficiency in very many 
schools. While spme schools are 
provided with creditable black- 
boards, those possessed by a large 
majority are altogether inade- 
quate to the use a live efficient 
teacher would make of such a 
convenience. 

The week just passed was 
spent among the schools in the 
north-eastern part of the county. 
Of theseftnuch the same might be 
said, as is said above, but. space 
ana time forbid special mention 
now. There has been obvious 
progress making in the schools 
and in education during the last 
few years. Te-ichers are becom- 
ing energised . n'd rendered capa- 
ble of more • fcctive work as 
cm avaii themselves of the 
mea.is afforded for acquiring a 
knowledge of superior methods. 

W. A. G. Brown. 
Co. Supt. Henderson Co. 
Hendcrsoville, August 25, 18S4. 



that any but the members assem- 
bled to do the business of the 
church. "Come ye out from 
air ng them: be ye separate 
from them.*' (That is, the world.) 
Pastors of the churches are not 
called for the sole purpose of 
preaching to the community but 
to minister spiritually to the 
church. The community may 
contribute to his support, but he 
is the shepherd of the sheep. 

Elder A. B. Thomas writes: 
"We have had a great revival in 
our church. Nineteen persons 
professed faith in Christ, 14 of 
whom were baptized. There 
were 31 baptized in all, but some 
of them were received by experi- 
ence, having heretofore belonged 
to another denomination. Five 
received during the meeting bv 
letter." ° " 



Editor Baptist: — Since you 
are a friend to the Indian *nd 
since some of your correspond- 
ents of my race have fallen 
asleep, would it be wrong for me, 
in my quaint way, to ask you a 
question? First, I would say 
that I am a friend to the Baptists, 
for they were among the first 
whites that came from the great 
beyond to settle the Indians' 
country. And a peculiar people 
they were! They were geneially 
illiterate (^called then "The ignor- 
ant Baptists,") but they were the 
most devoted people in the world. 
They had a book called the "Bi- 
ble," which they said came from 
the "Great Spirit;"' and every 
thing they did they said they learn- 
ed it from that book. When they 
baptized thev plunged under all 
over, bead and ears. When they 
took the "Lord's Supper," they 
did not ask a vngle one to cat 
with them. Now comes the 
question — would not allow any 
but their own members to vote for 
their pastor. Now Mr. Baptist, 
many of the churches in the back- 
woods ask the world to vote 
with them for the pastor, and 
they vote, too. Now is this 
right? If so, why? If not, why? 
Baptists did not used to do so. 

So your old Red Cousin hum- 
bly and anxiously awaits an an- 
swer. 

PoWANTAN AM A. 

We think that it is a very im- 
proper thing for any one not a 
member of a church to partici- 
pate either by voting or otherwise 
in any matter of business before 
the church. Christ preached to 
the multitude, yet we often find 
that He and His Disciples were 
alone, talking and transacting 
matters pertaining to the kingdom. 
Paul preached often to multi- 
tudes. Yet nowhere do we find 



Reward of a Cup of Cold Water. 

A young English woman was 
sent to France to be educated in 
the Hugcnot school in Paris. A 
few evenings before the fatal 
massacre of St. Bartholomew's 
day, she and some of her young 
companions were fSfcing a walk 
in some part of the town where 
tijere weie sentinels placed — per- 
naps on the walls — and you 
kiow that when a soldier is on 
guard he must not leave his post 
until he is releived; that is, till 
aiother soldier comes to take his 
price. 

i;ne ot the soldiers, as the 
young ladies passed' him,* be- 
sought them to have the charity 
of bringing him a little water, ad- 
ding that he was very ill, and it 
would be as much as his life was 
worth to go and fetch it him- 
self. 

The ladies walked on, much of- 
fended at the man for presuming 
to speak to them; all but the 
young English woman, whose 
compassion was moved, and who, 
leaving her party, procured some 
water and brought it to the sol- 
dier. He begged her to tell him 
her name and place of abode, and 
this she did. 

When she rejoined her com- 
panions, some blamed and others 
ridiculed her attention to a com- 
mon soldier; but they soon had 
reasons to lament that the_y had 
not been equally compassionate, 
for the grateful soldier contrived 
on the night of the massacre to 
save this young English woman, 
while all the other inhabitants of 
the house she dwelt in were 
killed. — Children's Guide. 



VP 

known Bible of sainted mother, 
and desired him to read and com- 
pare its teachings wi'h the memo- 
ries of her life. He read, and 
found a tear-stained and deep 
under the verse, "By their fruits 
ye shall know them." 

Conviction seized him. The 
beauty of her character, the pa- 
tience, purity, and fidelity she had 
showed were convincing eviden- 
ces of the unspeakable superiority 
of Christian character over the 
hollow fruits of skepticism. He 
cast away the toils of the tempter, 
knelt and consecrated his life and 
his splendid talents to his Savioi, 
who then and there seemed to say : 
"This is the way; walk ye in it." 
The sure way, therefore, for us to 
conquer the unbelief about us is to 
live the faith we profess, and thus 
hasten the divine grand corona- 
tion. — Orphans' 1 Friend. 



A Pious mother's Influence. 

Coming home from years of 
study abroad, a young man one 
evening in conversation with his 
only surviving parent, shocked 
him with a sneer against the relig- 
ion of Christ. Not a word of 
reproach came from the grieved 
father. He took his little lamp 
and went to his chamber. AH 
night that young skeptic heard 
the feet of that sleepless father 
and the sound was a knell of 
sorrow, the cause of which he 
well knew. In the morning the 
father brought to his son the well- 



It sometimes happens that a 
church member becomes offended 
with another member, and conse- 
quently neglects, in part or en- 
tirely, his church duties. If asked 
why he does not attend public 
worship, he will probably say 
that he cannot worship God in 
the same assembly with the man 
in whom he has no confidence, or 
who has treated him badly. If 
questioned as to the neglect of 
the Lord's Supper, he will reply 
that he cannot commune with 
the man whose character he be- 
lieves to be lacking in integrity, 
and so the offended one ,^npes 
ami stays at home, oi &c k ,» — 1 
saying ugly things, and yet a* 
suming an injured and self-rigfflk 
eous demeanor. Admitting all 
that our injured brother says to 
be true, yet the solemn question 
should come home to him, wheth- 
er the course which he is pursu- 
ing is right? He does not inflict 
any punishment upon the one 
who has offended or displeased 
him by staving away from God's 
house, yet his neglect in this par- 
ticular is calctdated to do harm. 
In tho effort to vindicate himself 
and punish another, he really in- 
jures most the cause of the Lord 
Jesus Christ. In our experience 
we have seen a good deal of such 
conduct, and it has invariably- 
been attended with harm to the 
church, to the kingdom of the 
Redeemer, and to the offended 
brother, but rarely has it had any 
effect on the individual who was 
supposed to be most affected by- 
it. Two wrongs do not make a 
right; the sin of one man does not 
justify the sin of another. If one 
Christian has injured another, that 
is no reason why the injured one 
should himself do wrong. It is 
but a poor vindication of one's 
self to trample upon Christ's 
commands, and to indulge in fla- 
grant and public neglect of duty. 
The man who acts in this way 
cannot expectGod's blessing, how- 
ever greatly he may have been in- 
jured by others. There is another 
and better way, namely, that laid 
down in the iSth chapter of Mat- 
thew. Neglect of this instruc- 
tion always brings trouble, while 
faithful and exact compliance 
with it will surely lead to satis- 
factory results. — Central Baptist. 



Not* 



Blue Ridge baptist 



Entered at the Pnstofficc at Hcndersonville 
N. C, as Second-Class Matter. 



TKOS. I mm Editor and Frop'r, 
S. I NEW < < Associate Editor. 



THURSDAY, AUGUST =S, 1SS4 



"t'NBEClDKD." 

A correspondent of this paper, 
in reporting the proceedings of a 
State Norma! School, among 
many other interesting items, 
classed the teachers in attendance 
religiously. There were one hun- 
dred enrolled, seventy -eight of 
whom were distributed among 
the various evangelical denomin- 
ations, and then twenty-two were 
in a class which the writer re- 
ported as "undecided." To my 
mind this was the most signifi- 
cant word in his very interesting 
report. "Undecided" is a rock 
over which many souls have 
stumbled into the abyss of eternal 
woe. The question of Elijah on 
Mt. Carmel, when he asked the 
hesitating multitude: "Why halt 
ye between opinions?" and the 
exhortation of Joshua in his fare- 
Well address: "Chose ye this day 
wholfiF'Sre will serve," were not 

• ' v jy ! ill ic in liiC llctj J< Ol" 

Prophets than to-day. Twen- 
'?wo persons, more than one- 
ifth, in a company of one hun- 
red, who are undecided upon 
questions of great importance, is 
a significant fact. And the im- 
portance increases, when we re- 
member, these hesitating, if not 
wavering minds, are either now 
the teachers of our children, or 
are preparing and expecting to 
become such. But the report 
may mean that they are not to be 
counted as undecided upon the 
foundation doctrines of religion, 
but that they have not investi- 
gated the questions which separ- 
ate the denominations, or else 
they are indifferent as to these 
issues. But in either case the 
fact is a sad indication. Relig- 
ion is -the great fundamental prin- 
cipal of our being, anil the ques- 
tions which separate the denom- 
inations into different organiza- 
tions are no more to be ignored 
or treated with indifference than 
the other commands of God, 
since the right to neglect one 
command, involves the right to 
ignore all of them. It is not an 
encouraging prospect when a 
number of the teachers of our 
country give more attention to 
the cultivation of their minds 
than their hearts. It may be said 
however, that it is their business 
to cultivate the mind and leave 



lie cultivation of the heart to par- 
ents and pastors, but every teach- 
er impresses his pupils more by 
what he is, than by what he say^ 
and we may question the qualifi- 
cations of an)' teacher who is s > 
indifferent upon great moral ques- 
tions as to be classed "Undecid- 
ed." 



OUR SIGNAL STATION. 

W. J. Owen. — We will do as 
you request. Hope you will get 
us the list. 

The Transylvania county As- 
sociation will meet with Rocky 
Hill church, on Thursday before 
the ist Sabbath in October. 

Buncombe county Association 
meets with Hominy church, on 
Thursday, September 4th. We 
hope to attend both these Asso- 
ciations in the interest of the Bap- 
tist, and in looking after its in- 
terest, we feel that we will be i 1 
the interest of all our Western 
North Carolina brethren. 

Subscriptions and remittances 
received since last issue from J. 
M. Stafford, (V,) J. G. Pulliam, 
(list,) Thos. Gibbs, M. T. Justus, 
J. C. Wilson, Rev. Bailey Bruce 
and Edward Sitton. We intend 
to mention all who remit through 
the mail. We may omit some 
who send but we are always care- 
ful to enter credits. 



The undersigned will hold a 
Sunday-school Institute with the 
church at Mt. Vernon, Mitchell 
county, beginning on Friday be- 
fore the third Sunday in Septem- 
ber, 1S84. 

J. M. Stafford. 

Obituary. 

Died at his residence, near 
Asheville, N. C, on the 22nd inst. 
brother Joseph Reed, aged fifiy- 
seven years. Was united in mar- 
riage to Miss J. C. Miller, April 
19th, 1S49. 

He leaves a wife and five chil- 
dren, (three sons and two daugh- 
ters,) to mourn his sudden death, 
living only two days after he was 
taken sick. 

Brother Reed was a kind and 
aiVectionate husband and father. 
He lived to see all his children 
members of the Baptist chcrch at 
Gash's Creek, which he joined at 
its organization in 1S56. Brother 
Reed was ordained a deacon of 
said church April 11, 1S57. Be- 
ing possessed of great energy, lie 
was blessed of the Lord in af 
cumulating an abundance of the 
■good things of this world, awj 
,>with him the poor always shared". 
He was ever watchful of the in- 
terest of his church and pastor, 
and was especially kind to min- 
isters. In his death the church 
and community have sustained 
an irreparable loss, but his work 
is ended and he sweetly rests 
with loved ones gone before. 

Pastou. 



CORRESPONDENCE. 



Mu. Editor: — Permit me the 
space in a column of your very 
valuable paper to say that while 
on a lovely tour through the 
mountains of Hay wood and Jack- 
son counties, on crossing the 
beautiful Balsam I came to a 
town the description of which is 
as follows: It is located on the 
Haywood and Jackson line. The 
town consists of two dwellings, 
two grocery- stores and two bar- 
rooms. The place is called the 
'•Loafers Glory." A very appro- 
priate name. There lay one pros- 
trate under a bench; another mut- 
tered "we can't have a much. a 
dance without music." 

Oh! how I regret to see this 
heaven-like place with the viper 
of death stinging those God- 
loved people. 1 wish they would 
think for a moment how much 
their country resembles Bethle- 
hem of Judea, or the birth-place 
of their only Savior. To think 
that men for the sake of money 
would license men to keep the 
devil's work -house in a lovely 
country like this, to poison the 
system of these young men whose 
bright intellects and noble talents 
are so easily destroyed. 

Be cautious, my readers, who 
you send to make your laws. 1 
appeal to North Carolinians to 
wake up on this point, and may 
the God of Heaven aid us in 
abolishing these horrible places 
from our glorious State. 

J. R. Lee. 



Upshu.-II.dl; or. The Power 
of Influence. By Dorothy Hoi - 
royd. Philadelphia: Ameri- 
can Baptist Publication Society. 
Price, $1.00. 

In this pleasant story, the in- 
fluence exerted by a bright, true- 
hearted Christian girl, is well 
portrayed. It is not the influence 
of direct exhortation or instruc- 
tion, but that of a cheerful, con- 
sistent Christian life. By this 
means, a young invalid is led to 
ne w views of life and to a hum- 
ble trust in the Savior. The 
scene is laid chiefly in Virginia. 
The characters are well drawn, 
anil this little volume cannot fail 
to do good. We hope it will 
find place in every Baptist Sun- 
day-school Library. It is printed 
and bound in very attractive 
style, and has several engravings. 



Politics. 

It is usually considered improp- 
er for the Christian Journalist to 
invade the territory of the politi- 
cian. This, in general, is no 
doubt, the correct position. Pol- 
itics is regarded as such a filthy 
pool, that all who dabble in it be- 
come polluted. This, however, 
is not inevitable. 

Christians are citizens, and we 
may add. are very important fac- 
tors in the government, and duty 
and interest compel them to par- 
ticipate in public affairs. If 
Christians surrender their duties 
as citizens, and refrain from 
speaking and voting upon public 
matters, they simply turn over all 
governmental affairs into the 



hands of the wicked, and the 
worst elements of society. 

This year many of our public 
servants are to be elected, from 
the chief magist rate of the nation, 
down to the humblest officer of 
the municipality. And it be- 
hooves Christians to be vigilant 
and wise. They should not al- 
low the party lash to cause them 
to swerve from voting according 
to their convictions of right. But, 
all things being equal, they 
should diligently endeavor to pro- 
mote Christian men to office. 
And if this cannot be done, then 
let them by all means seek to get 
honest, intelligent and temperate 
men to represent their interests. 

We have been credibly in- 
formed that some of the candi- 
dates for the most prominent po- 
sitions within the gift of the peo- 
ple of this State are notorious in- 
fidels; that some of them have 
lately been seen quite drunk 
publicly, and that others are no 
toriously immoral. 

We desire simply to call atten- 
tion to these things, and to urge 
our uvithren to note them, and 
then act as becomes Christians 
and good citizens.— G. W. H,, in 
Western Recorder. 



•'Now is the time to give Smith's Wo 

Oil." 2- 3 S-\> 



2nTO 



j. 



I HAVE this day purchased from 
Wm. Price & Co., their entire stock, 
and shall continue the business, in all 
its brandies, at the old stand, M 
Street, opposite Globe Hotel. 

A complete and RELIABLE Stock 
of PURE 

Drags, Medicines aod 
Chemicals, 

Selected by W. D. Whitted, M. D., 
and bought from the best Houses in 
the country. 

A full assortment of Proprietary 
Articles and Patent Medicines. Also 

Brushes, Combs, Sponges, 
Soaps, Stationery, Per- 
fumer]/, Fancy and 
Toilet Articles. 

W. D. WHITTED, IW. D., will continue 
to have his office in the rear of store, 
where he can be found when not pro- 
fessionally engaged. 

Prescriptions carefully compounded 
at all hours of the night and day. 

A share of the public patronage is 
respectfully solicited. 

W. H. REEVES. 

Hendersonville, N. C, Aug. 5th, 1S84. 
3 ! 3 3 m - 



Obtained, and all other business in the 
U. S. Patent Office attended to for 
Moderate Fees. 

Our office is opposite the U. S. 
Patent Office, and we can obtain Pat- 
ents in less time than those remote 
from Washington. 

Send Model or Drawing. We ad- 
vise as to patentability free of charge; 
and we make no charge unless we 
obtain Patent. 

We refer, here, to the Postmaster, 
the Supt. of Money Order Div., and to 
officials of the U. S. Patent Office. 
For circular, advice, terms and refer- 
ences to actual clients in your own 
State or county, write to 

C. A. SNOW & CO., 
Opp. Patent Office, Wellington, D. C. 



Secular Department. 

LOCAL ITEMS. 

Quinces Wanted. 

Mr. F. G. Hart wants to pur- 
chase 13 or more bushels of ripe 
Quinces. Those having such 
fruit should call on him. 

Four boys, three colored and 
one white, were convicted of lar- 
ceny at this term of our court, 
and sentenced to the penitentiary 
for one and two years. 

We were pleased to see this 
week Mr. N. G. Osteen, a mem- 
ber of the Watchman and South- 
ern Publishing Co., of Sumter, S. 
C. Mr. Osteen is spending a 
few weeks in the mountains. 

We call the attention of our 
readers to the advertisement in 
this issue of Mr. W. H. Reeves. 
Mr. Reeves is a young man of 
energy and pluck, and will doubt - 
' s - conduct the Drug business in 

. '.HJCH satisfactory to all. 

. — 

\V neglected some weeks ago 
to call the attention of our read- 
ers to Mr. D. M. Luther's school, 
at Pigeon Valley, in Haywood 
county. Mr. Luther has the rep- 
utation of being a first class 
, teacher. His school will continue 
| during the year. 

Died. 

On Sunday morning last, at 4 
o'clock, at the residence of her 
father, Mr. P. E. Brasvvell, in 
this place, Mrs. Delia Scoh'eld. 
The remains were carried to 
Georgetown, S. C, the home of 
Mr. Scoficld, on Monday, for in- 
terment. 

Camp Meeting. 

We are recpiested to announce 
that there will be the usual an- 
nual camp meeting at Shaws 
Creek Camp Ground, beginning 
on Friday next. 

We wish the brethren and sis- 
ters a good time, at this their an- 
nual meeting, which has become 
so dear to the hearts of many of 
those good people. 

C. C. Jordan & Co. are con- 
stantly receiving their goods, and 
at an early day expect to open as 
attractive stock of general mer- 
chandise as can be found any- 
where in our mountain country. 
They will be found in the Ripley 
stone building, just south of 
Court House. "Kit" will make it 
to the interest of those who want 
goods to call on him. 

Our Superior Court is still in 
session. The State docket has 
been disposed of and a number of 
c.ises tried 011 the civil docket. 



More civil suits, at this writing. 
have been tried than at anv term 
for a niimlier of years. Judge 
Shipp waits for no suitor; sends 
for no attorney. When a case is 
called it must he tried, continued 
or placed at the end of the docket. 
This is right. Our county, and 
even litigants, have suffered a 
great deal because attorneys 
were not ready to try their cases 
and the Presiding Judge listened 
to all excuses. 



no night at the Exposition 
grounds; and one set of workmen 
are employed on the government 
budding by day and another by 
night. As many men as can find 
room to work are employed, 
there being no lack of material or 
money. The main building, the 
largest in the world, is nearly 
completed and the other huge 
companion structure will be hur- 
ried to completion as rapidly as 
possible. 



fb i •. are seen at their worst. 
Down the liver. Old Fort Wash- 
ington, fourteen miles away, can 
be plainly seen, its grey battle- 
ments outlined against the green 
hills beyond. The two and three 
masted schooners looked like 
miniature sail-boats scudding 
about on a pond, and the old 
fashioned town of Alexandria 
was perfectly visihle. 

With the assistance of a pair of 
field glasses the Blue Ridge 
Mountains of Virginia could tip 
easily seen, and it is expected the 
pile will soon be high enough to 
distinguish the ships on Chesa- 
peake hay. 

The Washington Monument 
will be the loftiest structure built 
by human hands since the days 
of Bahel. It already overtops by 
several feet the highest cathedrals 
of the world except the Cathe- 
dral of Cologne. 

This memorial to the "Father 
of his Country" was begun en- 
thusiastically in a fit of patriotism 
which did not last until its object 
was half completed. It left upon 
the banks of the Potomac an Un- 
sightly pile of marble, which 
stood for years, a reproach to the 
country, until finally Congress 
came to its relief by appropria- 
ting money for its completion. 

The Monument is severely 
simple in form, being a plain ob- 
elisk, narrowing in diameter with 
every course of stone. But as it 
nears completion a harmony of 
proportion is developed that im- 
presses the mind, and there is 
the majest)' too, of mere size. 

Visitors to the spot are sur- 
prised at the earless manner in 
which the workmen walk around 
on the very edge of the shaft. 
Climbing about in the safety 
netting that surrounds the edge 
ot the top, they remind observ- 
ers on the ground of insects 
caught in a web. Notwithstand- 
ing this apparent recklessness not 
a single accident has occurred 
since the work began. 

"~ANNOUN CEMENTS^ 

Foi Eeg-istei of IDeed.3_ 

M. N. Love announces himself as a 
candidate lor Register of Deeds for 
Henderson county, at the election in 
November next. 
3-S-tde. 



Upon the solicitation of many of my 
old and new friends, of both political 
parties, I announce myself as an Inde- 
pendent candidate for the office of 
Register of Deeds, at the ensuing No- 
vember election. 

J. R. GASH. 

3-9-tde. 



For SHeiiff. 

J. P. Johnson, jr., announces himself 
a candidate for the office of Sheriff of 
Henderson count)', at the election in 
November next. 

This August 1 2th, 1SS4. [3-11-tde. 

Foi Surveyor. 

G. N. Sentell announces himself 
as a Candidate for the office of Sur- 
veyor of Henderson county, at the 
election in November next. 

August iyth, 1SS4. [3-13-tde. 



10,000 MEN WANTED to sell The 
Great Temperance Controversy. A 
work of thrilling power and interest. 
Send tor Circulars. Geo. Fi jllwkll 
& Co., Courier-Journal building, 
Louisville, Ky. [3-i3-4tcow. 



l or Sale Cheap. 

A Goon Double-barrel, Breech-load- 
ing Shot Gun. Apply to 

C. H. RAY, 
3-13-it.] Hendersonville, N. C. 



The New York Independent 
now re put! fates Gov. Cleveland, 
and refuses any longer to support 
him for the Presidency. Truly 
the candidate has a hard road to 
travel. It calls upon the Inde- 
pendents to hold another conven- 
tion and place a new ticket in the 
field. 



The intelligent American peo- 
ple of both parties have been 
disgusted with the Cleveland 
and Blaine scandals. Men of 
common sense and understand- 
ing can see that most of these 
scandalous reports are originated 
purely for campaign purposes, 
and are published and circulated 
for the purpose of deceiving and 
creating prejudice in the minds 
of those who have not the means 
of learning the truth of the mat- 
ters. 



Guitar For Sale. 

Au improved Instrument and of su- 
perior tone. Spanish model. 
Apply to 

C. H. RAY, 
3-13-it.] Hendersonville, N. C, 



WASHINGTON LETTER. 



The value of farms, &c, in the 
United States, as per census of 
1SS0, was $10,199,000,000. The 
annual value of their gross pro- 
ducts was $320,000,000. The val- 
ue of manufactured products for 
the same period was $5,369,000,- 
000. The annual accumulation of 
wealth in the United States is 
$825,000,000; in France, $375.- 
000,000; Great Britain, $325,000,- 
000; Germany. 200,000,000. 

Every day that the sun rises on 
the American people they seethe 
addition of 2,500,000 wealth to the 
Republic. 

The government building erect- 
ed by the management of the 
World Exposition for the accom- 
modation of the United States ex- 
hibit as well as the collective ex- 
hibits of a number of States is 
located between the main build- 
ing and St. Charles Avenue, the 
dimensions being SS5 feet long 
by 565 feet wide. The view of 
the main building is not obstruct- 
ed, by reason of the fact that the 
government building is somewhat 
in advance of the front line of the 
main building. By the use of 
powerful electric lights there is 



(From Our Regular Correspondent.) 

August, 1SS4. 

These vacation times afford one 
abundant leisure to visit the 
sights of Washington. Yester- 
day your correspondent went 
over to the "National Museum in 
cider to sketch the so-called 
'•wizard" Prof. Hendley at his 
work of stuffing monkeys, ouranj 
outangs, and all sorts qf animals, 
and! to-day I scaled the heights of 
the still rising: Washington Mon- 
imieSnt. This last was a privilege 
not accorded to everyone who 
applies for it. Taking visitors to 
the top has in no small measure 
retarded the progress of the 
work during the last year, and 
consequently passes to the sum- 
mit are issued grudgingly. 

It takes the elevator, always 
loaded with stone, as well as 
human freight, ten minutes to 
rise from the bottom to the top, 
where it stops with an alarming 
jerk. 

One does not alight from the 
platform at once, but stands for a 
few moments enraptured by the 
scene suddenly revealed to his 
vision. 

The view of the city is beauti- 
ful beyond imagination; butfrom 
the dizzy height, the houses look 
like toys, and the men on bicycles 
like slow crawling spiders. Even 
the Capitol with its high dome, 
appeared to be nestling as close 
to the earth as it could get. The 
surmounting figure of the dome, 
the bronze "Goddess of Liberty" 
looked at from the top of the 
Monument, instantly gives the 
obseiver an idea of the enormous 
height of the latter. The God- 
dess ; s far below. 

Tlie thousands of red brick 
buildings in the center of Wash- 
ingtai give the city a general 
red appearance relieved only by 
the vhite marble public struct- 
ures. The series of parks south 
of Pennsylvania avenue, extend- 
ing from the botanical gardens to 
the Monument, presented a 
pretty picture, with their green 
swarls, curving and interesting 
roadvays, and plots with masses 
of blight colored flowers. 

Tlx; eye is attracted also to the 
broai placid surface of the Po- 
tamac, stretching away to the 
southward. From this elevation, 
the green and festering Potomac 

IB 



A 1'lCTUieii otr HOME. 

I was looking over our pictures, 

Views in a distant land — 
Cathedrals, and abbeys, and castles — 

I held within my hand; 
And in fancy I went traveling, 

Untiring up and down 
Through the streets of many a city, 

And many a quaint old town. 
I paused at Milan's Cathedral; 

And from some Alpine hill 
I saw the Lake of Como, 

In the distance calm and still. 
Then Pisa's leaning tower. 

And Florence, city fair: 
And on the Uridge of Sighs I stood 

And breathed a captive's prayer. 
And there with varying thoughts I 
gazed 

On thee, O mighty Rome? 
The glories of thy Vatican, 

St. Peter's womi'rous dome. 
But while my thoughts, thus far away, 

In foreign lands did roam. 
Another picture met mine eyes — 

A picture of my home. 
I know not by what chance it came — 

Or rather let me say, 
By what means Providence had placid 

That picture in my way. 
I know my very heart rejoiGed, 

Mine eyes with tears were wet; 
And of all pictures I had seen, 

This was the fairest yet. 
What was Milan's Cathedral, 

Enchanting though it be? 
To the "little church in the hollow" 

My heart turned lovingly. 
And the beautiful Lake of Como 

Was but a passing dream, 
That was lest to sight in a moment 

On Susquehanna's stream. 
Anil the bridge that spanned the river, 

Seemed to my longing eyes, 
v bridge of smiles and sunshine, • 

And not a "Bridge of Sighs." 

thought no more of Venice, 

Of Florence, or of Rome, 
' -had not missed for all the world 

That one sweet glimpse of home. 

.--i' -ered my heart for many a day, 

It made my new home fair; 
And bound it to the <3ld one. 

Like two hearts joined in prayer. 
O, for these little things that seem 

To happen as bv chance, 
I think we evermore should lift 

To heaven a grateful glance. 
And more and more our hearts should 
turn 

Unto our home above; 
And gladly give up all to see 
The city of God's love. 

— Presbyterian. 



The setting of a great hope is 
like the setting of the sup. The 
brightness of our life is gone, 
-haclows of the evening fall be- 
hind us, and the world seems but 
:i dim reflection of itself — a broad- 
er shadow. We look forward 
into the lovely night; the soul 
withdraws itself. Then stars 
arise and the night is holy. 



A. I.. I'ATTIiKSON . 



M, C TOMS. 



PATTERSON & TOMS, 
REAL ESTATE AGENTS, 

llcncl crsoiiville , JV. C, 

WILL negotiate the sale, lease 
or exchange of farms, town 
lots, timber lands, mill properties, min- 
eral and grazing lands, in Henderson 
and surrounding counties. All letters 
answered, and business promptly at- 
tended to. 

Refer by permission to the Editor »>f 
this paper, 

2-17-tf. 

Thev have now the following lands 
for sale: 

No. 1. The place known as the Huges 
place, four miles east of Hendersonville, 
containing 140 acres more or less, 25 
acres of which is bottom land. Well 
watered and timbered. Good orchard 
and improvements. Very desirable. 

No. i. 24 acres woodland, 1)4 miles 
from Hendersonville. 

No. 4. 26 acres woodland, i}<> miles 
from Hendersonville. 

No. 5. 18 acres woodland, \\» miles 
from Hendersonville. 

No. 6. 25 acres woodland, 2 miles 
from Hendersonville. 

No. 7. Containis 31 acres on 
Ashevillc road, 2 miles from Hender- 
sonville. 

No. 8. 26 acres woodland, if jd niiles 
from Hendersonville, on Asheville road. 

11. Also 5 acres near the corporate 
limits of Hendersonville, one-half 
cleared and all under fence. 

12. One lot (.very desirable) contain- 
ing good dwelling and store house and 
other out-buildings. On Main street. 
A bargain. 

13. One tract containing 260 acres, 
on Green River. Desirable. 

14. One tract containing 100 acres, 
on Boilston creek. Very desirable. 



ORGAN 



Itching Piles— Symptoms and Cure. 

The svir ptnms arc moisture, like perspira 
tion, intense itching, increased by scratching; 
very distressing, particularly at nijrht; seems 
as it' pin-worms were crawling in and about 
the rectum; the private parts are sometimes 
affected. 11" allowed to continue very serious 
results may follow. "SWAYNE'S OINT- 
MENT" is .1 pleasant, sure cure. Also, for 
Tetter, Itch, Salt-Kheum. Scald-Head, Ery- 
sipilas. Barbers 1 Itch, Blotches, all scaly, 

•rusty Skin Diseases. Box, by mail, e;o cts.; 
for $1.25, Address, Dk. Sw.u'NE & Son, 

'hillt. Pa. Sold bv Drufjirists. [3-11-iy. 



FEMALE COLLEGE, 

Shelby, .A". C. 

EXT SESSION begins Septem- 



ber 2nd, 18S4. Board and 
1 very reasonable. Faculty 
mate delightful. 



N 

her 2nd, 18S4. Board and Tui 
able. 

Mineral waters 

nindant. 

Apply for catalogue containing full 

particulars to 

R. D. M ALLAH. Y, 
President. 

j -7-4111. 



THE ALLEGEFt 

Onh 

$47.30. 
Style K., JVo. GO 

Contains 4 lull sets Alleger's renowned 
reeds. These reeds are sweeter and 
more powerful than any heretofore in- 
vented. Combination No. 60 contains 
9 useful Stops, Principal, Diapason, 
Forte, Piano, Echo, Principal Forte, 
Melodin, Flute and grand or«;an Knee 
Stop. Remember that reeds make the 
music, not stops. Organs contain- 
ing a large number of stops are sure to 
get out of order. 

STYLE K. is made from 
thoroughly seasoned Indiana 
Black Walnut, built to last, 
not for show. The case is 
very handsome. Regular 
price of this Organ is $85, 
but in order to have this Or- 
ffiin introduced at once, anv- 
one sending me $47.50 (in- 
side the next 30 days) will 
receive this beautiful $35 
Organ, Stool and Book n- 
cl tided. 

AofJung Saved by Corns- 
pondence. 
Order at once and the Or- 
gan will be shipped same day 
your order is received. 

For reference you can write to Frst 
National Bank of Washington, N. J. 

A o Year Guarantee wi l .h 
every Instrument. 

Address, 

H. W. ALLEGER, 

Washington. New Jersey. 

3-10-6111. 



LEGAL NOTICES. 



LAM> SALE. 

BY VIRTUE of a mortgage, or deed 
in trust, dated July 23rd, 1S83, duly- 
registered in the office of the Register 
of Deeds of Henderson county in Book 
16, on page 30, the undersigned will, on 
the 8th day of September, 1SS4, at 
Hendersonville, in said county, sell for 
cash to the highest bidder, "the follow- 
ing described piece or parcel of land, 
lying and being in the county of Hen- 
derson and State of North Carolina, 
and known and designated as follows, 
viz. Beginning on a forked Black Oak 
and runs East 67 poles to a stake; 
thence North 180 poles to a stake in J. 
R. Aliens' line; thence West 67 poles 
to a Post Oak; thence South 180 poles 
to the beginning, containing seventy - 
five acres." 

August 2nd, 1SS4. 

A. A. FEATHERSTON, 

3-io- 4 t. 



Sale oi Land for 
Taxes. 

By virtue of the Tax List in my 
hands for collection, I will sell at the 
Court House door in Hendersonville, 
on the 1st day of September, 1S84, the 
following lands for taxes due and un- 
paid: 

(0 Benj. F. Justus' interest in 150 
acres in Edneyville Township, on 
Sugar Loaf Mountain, adjoining the 
lands of W. D. Justus and others for 
taxes of 1881, '82 and '83. 

(2) John L. & M. R. Osteen's inter- 
est in Si acres, more or less, in Blue 
Ridge Township, on the Howards Gap 
Road, adjoining the lands of L. J. 
Hood, deceased, and others, for taxes 
of 1882 and '83. 

(3) John T. and wife M. P. Free- 
man's interest in 10 acres, more or less, 
in Hendersonville Township, adjoining 
the lands and being part of the lands of 
N. Bowen's heris, and others, for taxes 
of 18S2 and '83. 

(4) L. T. <$: G. A. William's interest 
in the T. Williams Tan-Yard place in 
Hendersonville, west of Court-house, 
for taxes of 1SS2 and 'S3. 

(5) J. M. and wife F. A. Waldrop's 
interest in house and lot in Henderson- 
ville, adjoining the lots of H. Y. Gash 
and others, for taxes of 1SS3. 

Wm. M. and M. M. Edney's interest 
in 200 acres on the waters ot Clear 
Creek, adjoining the lands of J. A. 
Townsend and others, lor taxes of 1S82 
and 18S3. 

This August 1st, 1S84. 

Tuos. J. Rick man. 
3-10-4L Tax Collector. 



DON T FAIL TO STOP AT THE 

GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL, 

Asheville, Jf, C, 

If you want Good Meals and Nice 
Rooms. 

Electric Bells in Every Room. 
3-S-tf. 



THE MAGNIFICENT 

TOWER, 



ON THE SUMMIT OF 



IS now ready for visitors. The public arc 
invited to avail themselves of the pleas- 
ure of looking from this Observatory through 
a large and powerful Telescope, containing 
two eve-pieces — one for Terrestrial use, with 
power of $5 diameters, and one for Astro- 
nomical use, with power of 110 diameters. 

Single admission, 25 cents. Special rates 
to Ptc-Nic parties or schools. No charge for 
children under 12 years of age, when accom- 
panied by parents or jruardian. 

This Observatory is 5 miles West of Hen- 
dersonville, and commands some- of the 
grandest mountain scenery in Western North 
Carolina. This mountain has a pleasure 
drive scientifically laid out and in good con- 
dition. 

HICKS JONES. 



mW SASH STORE ! 

SPECIAL BARGAINS. 



Chas- E. Lee, 

1st door above Farmer's Warehouse, 
C. E. Graham's old stand, 

ASHEVILLE, - N. C. 

— DEALER IN 

General 

Merchandise, 

CLOTHING, HARDWARE &C. 

J^^It gives me much pleasure to 
say to my many former customers and 
friends, of three years ago, when in the 
retail business with Pleasant, Millis & 
Co., that I have opened in Asheville a 

LARGE AND VARIED 

STOCK OF 
Dry Goods, Clothing, 
Hats, Boots, Shoes, fyc, 

And I am determined to 
GUARANTEE SATISFACTION IN QUALIT) 
AND PRICE. 

WARRANTED SHOES 



A SPECIALTY. 



A 'Large Stock of Clover 
and Grass Seed. 

ROYAL ST. JOHN SEWINU 
MACHINE, FULLY WAR- 
RANTED FOR 5 YEARS, 

Such as usually sold for $40.00, for 
$25.00, with 2 drawers, drop-leaf and 
top, and all attachments. Satisfaction 
guaranteed or money refunded. 

Hope to have all my friends call 
when in Asheville, whether they w'a'.i 
to buy or not. 

Truly Yours, 

CHAS. E. LEE. 
3-38-tf- 

M. T. Just us & Co. 

AND 

Harness Makers. 

— DEALERS IN 

Saddlery and 

Saddler's Hardware. 
Sash and Doors, Locks, 
Hinges, and' other Hard- 
ware. Satisfaction Guar- 
anteed in every case. 
Razors, Shares and Scissors 

Sharpened Scientifically. 

Repairing 

Done with neatness and cheapness. 
Shop on North Main Street, 

HENDERSONVILLE, N. C. 

h-i-i4-b-i-2o. 



"BLUE &XSQE ENTERPRISE/' 

Published at Highlands, Macon 
county, N. C. 

Devoted to the interests of Western 
North Carolina. One of the best 
family newspapers in the country. 

TERMS: (In advance.) 

One vear, - — - , - $ I -.S° 
Eight months, - - - 1.00 
Six " .-- 75 

Three " - 5° 

Reliable agents wanted in every set- 
tlement in Western North Carolina. 
Address, (giving relerence.) 

ENTERPRISE, 
Highlands, N. C. 

2-11. 



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CAMP £ 




The dest LOW-rniCF.i> Ohcan now 
in the market. We call the special 
attention of Dealers and Agents to 
the above Organ, and can ofler prices 
and inducements which will make it 
an object for tin trade to handle and 
push it. It is srjPERlOh ix quality - 

AND TONE, DURABLU, ATTRACT; YE 
IN APPEARANCE, atld FULLY WAR- 
RANTED. 

Reliable Agents Wanicd. 

Send for catalogues and prices. 
Pianos of all grades furnished at m M 
lowest prices. ■ 

ESTEY * CAMP, 

203 N. Broadway (5th St.), 




CHICAGO HOUSE, 

188 & 190 State St. 



ST. LOUIS, MO. 



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FARM, ra SALE, 

CONTAINING 230 ACRES, more or less, 
in Hendcrsonvillc Township, oil the 
east bank of French Broad River. It has 
about 40 acres of second-class bottom, dis- 
tributed along- the branches and the river. 
About 100 acres has been cleared, and the 
farm is in an ordinary state of cultivation. 
A tu'o-storv dwelling, containing five rooms. 
*r-.Vu.0s 011 a nice emiiience. .viin tne usuai 
ouibuiidii-^s, which are in Ordinary condition. 
Good apple, peach, and cherry orchards, fine 
springs and an abundance of pure running 
water. Well adapted to fruit and stock 
raising. Good settlement, with school house, 
churches, mills, store and post office con- 
venient. Call on or address the editor of thi.- 
paper. 

2-56-tl. 



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club rates from now until December 
arc as follows: 



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should sec that every voter in your 
county lias a copy. Address, 

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Address J. M. MURRAY, 

ELIZA BETH, N.J, 
40 pa ~e cataio'-ua free. 

Maps & Charts. 

CheapestI Best! 

Agents V/inted, 



8-43-6111. 



RSTHMAs 



CERMAN ASTHMA CURE 

ever fails to instantly re- ■ 
llieve the most vi .lent attack I 
"andinsnrectnifortablesleep ( 
I fled by mhala'">n. tling reach, ug the disease direct, f 
I relaxes the «pns.n. facilitates free expectoration and I 
I effect* ^1 where all other remedies I 

I [all.. WJL»JT»liOAtriil'.villeoDvincethemostl 
I skeptical of Us immediate, direct and never failing I 
effect. Price: 50c. and &1.00. Tn il pnekage free. 
Of dragir sta or l>v mall for stump. Cut this out- 
Da. It.seilll'1'MANN. St.Puul. Minn. 



3 i3 4tcow 



Wholesale Manufacturers of 

Two-Wheeled 

Vehicles. 

The only thing on two wheels that rides as 
easy as a carriaire. 



Goods Made of the Best Materials and 
Warranted. 

10 Styles. Prices Very Low. 

\\ rite to us for Prices and Catalogue. 
3-6-6111. 



May, can, and must have a 

Sewing Machine! 

And when selecting- one, he sure to r^o to the 
dealers in the first-class and warrant- 
ed machines made by the 

WEED EW!M MACHINE COMPANY, 

HARTFORD,. CONN. 

IF YOU WANT 

The Largest Under Ann! 
The Lightest Running! 
The Most Lavishly Decorated! 
All the Latest Improvements! 
Knife-edged Treadle Bearing! 
Ball-Bearing Balance Wheel. 

An ti - Friction Movements ! 



FOR SALE RY 

T. a- ALLEN, llendersonville, N. C, 

_A.nd dealers generally. 
2 41 1. 



f. D. BREVARD. 



R. R. PORTER. 



J. D. BREVARD $ CO., 



DEALERS IN' 



(jineraJ Merchandise, 

ASHEVILLE, N. C. 

Ititi* §1*11 

CLOTHING! 

A SPECIALTY- 

Before purchasing elsewhere it will 
pay you well to examine the goods 
kept by the above firm 

J. L. McKee, F. A. Fanning and 
Geo. H. Moseley, Salesmen. 

J. D. Brevard is also still con- 
nected with the well known and relia- 
ble firm of C. W. THORN & CO., 
Richmond, Va. z-JO-iy 



PlfSTIS 



THE undersigned returns thanks for 
the very liberal patronage which 
he has ^ieretofore enjoyed, and begs 
leave to inform the public that he is 
still engaged in his profession. He re- 
lies foi success upon honest work and 
reasonable charges, and solicits a con- 
tinuance of the patronage of those who 
need his services. 

partial list of prices: 

Full Plate, best material, - $S 00 
Gold Fillings, medium size, each, I 00 
Amalgum " " " '• r,o 

When no other work is done: 
V-'.. fai'tilVf I Tooth - . 35 

" " 2 Teeth, - . ' 50 

« <« 7 " - 1 00 

When you want a box of good relia- 
ble Tooth Powders, send 25 cents by 
mail, and you will receive them by re- 
turn mail. 

Call on or address, 

WEXLER SMATHERS, 
Mills River, Henderson county, N. C. 



NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION. 

The Firm of A. & R. Finlav has this 
day dissolved copartnership, Alexander 
Frnlay retiring. The business will be 
conducted ami all liabilities assumed by 
Robert Finlay. 

A. & R. FINLAY. 

May 29th, 1SS4. 



To the Public ! 

I HAVE this day purchased Alex- 
ander Finlay's interest in the Firm 
of A. ,&L R. Finlay, and will 

CONTINUE BUSINESS 

. . At the SAME STAND. 
I have a full line of 

DRY GOODS. NOTIONS, 
HOSIERY, LAWNS, 

MUSLINS, 
GLOVES, SLIPPERS. 
FINE SHOES. HEAVY AND 
FANCY 

GROCERIES, 

And will be glad to see mi old friends. 
Respectfully, 
ROBERT FINLAY. 

Hertdcrsonviltc. May jyth, 1884. 

3-1-61. 



A iDlEKI^ll? Send six cents for post- 
<#% « ! JrlI «• jCp«at;,j, : ,nd receive free, a 
costly hox ot goods which will help all, of 
either sex. to more money right away than 
anything- else in this world. Fortunes await 
tl e workers absolutely sure. At once ad- 
dress Tuut A: Co., Augusta, Maine. 

2-46-I y. 



'T^hjE QlAr-jOfND §I-|IRT 

What is it ? 

It is the best white dress shirt now 
offered for sale. 

Why is it the best ? 

1st. It is made of the best materials — 
Wamsutta muslin, 

Brookfield 2100 linen, 

Clark's 0. N. T. spool cotton. 

2d. Its workmanship is unequalled — 
Everlasting Stay Attachment, 
French Placket Sleeves, 

Reinforced Bosoms 

3d. It will fit, elegantly — 

Tall men, — Short men, 

Fat men, — Lean men, 

Big men, — Little men. 

MANUFACTURED BY 

DANIEL MILLER & CO., 

Importers and Jobbers, 

Dry Goods and Notions, 
Gents' Furnishings, 
32 and 34 HOPKINS' PLACE. 



WAMSUTTA 




If your dealer docs not keep it, send his 
address to Daniel Miller cc Co., sole man-* 

uf xct.urers, Baltimore, Mrl 



PROFESSIONAL CAR 




chas. h. McDowell, 

DENTIST. 

(Office over Capt. M. C. Toms' Store.) 
Hendersouville . .N". C. 
Graduate of the Denial Department 
of the University of Maryland. 

2-49-Onv. 



THOS. J. RICKMAN, 

Attorney - a.t - Xja-ro-, 

A. VI) 

IRIE^Ij ESTATE AG-EI1TT, 

II ei i ders onville, .7V. C. 

The investigation of titles and the 
collection of claims a specialty. Prompt 
attention given to all business entrusted 
to my care. Office in Rock House, 2 
doors from Postoffice. Refers to M. 
C. Toms, llendersonville, N. C. 



NATT ATKINSON, 
ATTORNEY - AT - LAW, 

AND DEALER IX 

REAL ESTATE, 
Asheville, N. C. 

PERSONS in Western North Car- 
olina wishing to sell or buy Lots in 
Asheville, or lands in any of the 
Western counties, would do well to 
confer with me before making trades. 

2-?S-tf. 



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Puhlsnen Daily and Weekly at 
Asheville, N. C. 

SIBSCRIPTIOX rates: 



Da ily, one year, 
" six months, 
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Weekly, one year. 



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Address, THEODORE HOBGOOD, 

Editor and Proprietor. 

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ANVWHSBE lOlt JESUS. 

(Concluded. ) 

forlorn sphere contained within 
it all the elements of hope, and he 
should count himself fortunate to 
have chosen it. 

Of course, the result is not uni- 
formly the same in either case. 
The successor of the eminent hor- 
ticulturist may strike out a new 
path, and by God's Messing 
achieve as much as had been 
done in former days, and even 
more; and in the other case the 
tiartlen so sadly neglected may 
go from had to worse, till the 
owner may even regret the slov- 
ens whom he had discharged. 
We have seen both cases illus- 
trated in churches and ministries. 
A young brothei' modestly dar- 
ing, has proven to be in God's 
hands the equal of him who fell 
asleep amid universal regret: and 
<rie;tt has been the joy of the peo- 
ple and the glory of the Lord. 
Alas! wc have also seen gross in- 
capacity followed by yet deeper 
uselessness, and the new comer 
iias gained nothing by the failure 
of his predecessor except the 
power to do still greater mischief. 
Such men are out of place alto- 
gether, and remind us of the wit- 
tv remark of one who was asked, 
'•VVhat do you think of our min- 
ister's preaching? - ' "Why. I 
think he did much 'better four 
years ago." "How can that be? 
lie was not a preacher then, but 
iker." Just so. That is 
meant. lie did much 
then.'' 

fur first business is to become 
vessels fit for the blaster's use. 
This l>eing done by the quicken- 
ing ami sanctifying power of the 
Holy Spnit, our next endeavor 
should be to wait upon the Lord, 
saying, "show me what thou 
wouldst have me to do." Should 
no -work !>c laid upon us imme- 
diately, it is ours obediently to 
wait; not with our eyes shut, cer- 
tainly, hut without that wearing |- 
anxiety which is pretty sine to 
blunder into a position which it 
will ere; long blunder out of. We 
are not called upon to break open 
doors; but when the open door is 
set before us, we should be 
prompt to enter, To run before 
we are sent may involve our hav- 
ing to come back again at a slow- 
er and more sorrowful pace; but 
to watch for the sound of the go- 
ing in the mulberry-trees, ready 
at once to bestir ourselves, in the 
posture of wisdom and safety. 
Our waiting upon God must be 
true and real, and not a mere pre- 
tence. We must not be looking 
out for that which is pleasing, but 
for that which is lit. We are 
to go where God appoints and 
not where we desire. Picking 
and choosing with fastidious 
haste, according to preconceived 
notions of what is due to our no- 
ble selves, will end in ignoble 
loafing. We have all beard of 
the man in the wood who want- 
ed a stick, and saw many good 
ones, but concluded that if he- 
walked on further he would still 
see many equally suitable, and 
perhaps one better than all; and 
so lie hesitated until he came to 
the end of the wood, and then 



must needs limp all the rest of 
the way home for want of a staff. 
Vain men have thrown away op- 
portunities in the past for which 
they would give their eves to- day. 
As profligates have lived to 
hunger for their former leavings, 
so have workers longed for the 
humble spheres which afortime 
they despised. Some of God's 
Jonahs would be glad to go to 
Nineveh now if the Lord woidd 
but send them. He who once 
dreamed that he was an Isaiah 
would now lie l ight glad to be an 
Amos, but his own pretentious- 
ness has shut him out. As — 

"There is a tide in the affairs of men 
Which, taken at th; flood, leads on to 
fortune."' 

so in the sublime affairs of life 
eternal, in the service of the 
Ever-blessed, there is a tide 
which bears a man to usefulness, 
and this once missed, the man 
may lie at his moorings till he 
rots away in the very wasteful- 
ness of fruitless complaining and 
regret. 

"Whatsoever thy hand findeth 
to do, do it with thy might." O 
servant of the Lord, 'work for 
thy Master in some form or fash- 
ion, as best comes to thee! The 
first thing that comes to hand 
may not he the greatest, but it 
may be the fittest to begin upon. 
Work with energy and full- 
hearted zeal, trusting in the Lord 
for present help for the present 
burden. Give thyself to this 
which God gives thee, and thy 
Lord and his people will yte 
what thou art doing. If thou 
art wrongly in the lowest room, 
the Master of the feast will soon 
bid thee come up higher. The 
church this day needs thorough- 
going men as much as ever. Iri 
spite of all that is said to the con- 
trary, the thorough-going, devo- 
ted worker will not long be left 
in a corner. The swan does not 
remain for life in the duck's nest. 
The man shall not wait long for 
his hour, though many an hour is 
waiting for its man. Enter the 
ranks of the Lord's army as a 
private; it is the only way to ob- 
tain promotion in the heavenly 
services. Neither purchase nor 
patronage will be found available 
in the real warfare of life. Out- 
ward ecclesiastiral rank may 
seem to come of such outward 
help, bat advancement according 
to the commission of the King of 
kings comes. only of his grace as 
the reward of service done, or 
hardness borne. The only way 
upward in the sight of the. Lord 
is to go downward. He who de- 
scends to complete self-abnega- 
tion has ascended to true honor. 
He who makes himself the least 
is already the greatest. The low- 
liest service, the gentlest forbear- 
ance, the tenderest sympathy, 
tiie fullest self-sacrifice, the deep- 
est humility — these are those 
qualifications for "the first three" 
which we ought all to cultivate, 
for without them a place among 
the mightiest will prove a fatal 
honor. — Western Recorder 



(jood Feeding'. 

Spurgeon declares that most 
rows among dogs come from a 
scarcity of bones; and the quarrels 
among God's children come 
from insufficient gospel feeding. 
Christians like other animals, 
know when they are well fed, 
and it is astonishing how much 
Christians will endure when they 
have an abundance of strong 
gospel meat. He might have 
added that when they grow hun- 
gry through want of healthy 
feeding they are almost sure to 
turn upon and devour one anoth- 
er. It is a sad sight thus to be- 
hold Christians so reduced and 
emaciated that they lose their 
mutual love and become the de- 
stroyers of themselves! And the 
sadness is deeply intensified when 
we see the shepherd of the flock 
among the fighters, adding to the 
strife and destruction. And all 
this sometimes comes to pass 
when there is an unlimited sup- 
ply of strengthening food found 
in the gospel feast, and when the 
sweetest joys of earth come to 
the hearts of pastors in dispen- 
sing it to the saints of the Lord. 

It well/becomes pastors, when 
they find divisions among their 
people, to ponder earnestly the 
question, whether they have not 
railed to "feed the sheep," as 
Christ gave direction to Peter. 
It might change the spirit of an 
irate pastor to realize that his 
negligence in study and prayer- 
ful preparation, and his unfaith- 
fulness in administering to the 
needs of his people had brought 
poverty of soul and war among 
his flock. And it might also be 
well for belligerent church mem- 
bers to stop in their mad pur- 
poses and consider the end of 
this course, and remember that it 
can bring only evil and death. 

In our efforts to secure a pas- 
tor, our aim and prayer should be 
to obtain one who can feed well. 
It is not empty declamation, and 
pretty curling that we need, but 
downright healthy gospel feed- 
ing. When a church can secure 
such a pastor then we may ex- 
pect peace, harmony, true fellow- 
ship, growth and genuine pros- 
perity in the church. — Central 
Baptist. 



Jesus says, "Come now," not 
"Come when every thing else has 
turned out bitten." 



Matthew T. Yates, D. D , was 
born in Wake county, N. C, 
January 8th, 1S19, baptized in 
October, 1836, through many 
stru<'"des gained an education, 
graduated with much honor at 
Wake T^orest, 1S46, married Miss 
Eliza Moring. of Chathan coun- 
ty, N. C, in September fotlowing. 
sailed for Shanghai early in 1S47, 
and is still there, hoping to rill 
out a half century of such work 
as few men have been able to do. 
Mrs. Yates has been in poor 
health for a year or two, and is 
just now in this country accom- 
panied by their only child, Mrs. 
Seaman, and her husband, an 
English merchant of Shanghai. 

Dr. Yates learned Chinese by 
ear rather than by. the books, and 
is said to be more fluent in the 
Shanghai dialect than any other 
foreigner there. He has given 
much time and labor tothetrans- 
1 luting the Scriptures into the col- 



loquial speech of the 30,000.000 
who inhabit the province. — For- 
eign Mission Journal. 



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whose heart is getting softer, 
whose blood warmer, whose 
brain quicker, whose spirit is en- 
tering into living peace. — Rnskin. 



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